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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Introduction and start working
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:26:31 GMT

I am Oliver-Rainer Wittmann, living in a small town near Hamburg, 
Germany, and I want to join Apache OpenOffice.

In the last nine years I was working in Sun's/Oracle's 
development team as a software developer. My main focus was on the word 
processing component Writer and on the OpenDocument support for this 
May be you know me from one of the last conferences 
(OOoCons) which I attended since 2008 as a speaker.
May be you know me as as the Co-Lead of the Writer project.
May be you know me from the OASIS ODF TC - the technical committee which 
is responsible for the OpenDocument file format - on which I have been 
an active member since December 2006 until this early summer.

After same change acceptance in the last months I have got the 
possibility to continue my engagement in OpenOffice, now under the 
Apache Foundation, as an employee of IBM. I am aiming to be a valuable 
contributor to this project.

I will start working on a consolidation of the Windows Build software 
requirements as given on
- get rid of dependence on unicows.dll
-- take over issue 88652 
( from Mathias and 
perform the given tasks.
- get rid of dependence on instmsiw.exe and instmsia.exe
-- I did not find any reference to these files in the sources. On my 
system (Windows 7) I have done a build without them and successfully 
installed this built version. Thus, I will provide a corresponding patch 
which only removes the check for the existence of these files in the 
configure script. I will ask others for verification on their Windows 
system, if a build and a following installation is still possible.
Please let me know, if somebody else is already working on these things 
or if you have any remarks, pros, cons, ...

Afterwards, I will have a closer look at I will work on certain 
items of it starting with:
- A lot of stuff is mentioned (and marked as solved) on this page which 
only needs to be done as proposed and discussed on this list, but as far 
as I can see not yet been done.
Please let me know your remarks or objections.

I am looking forward to good collaboration and building close relationships.

Best regards, Oliver.

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